Sunday, 27 August 2017

Wishing You Smooth Sailing

Good Sunday morning all!   I just love this sweet little card and thought I would share it with you.  I used the Porthole die as the focal element, but turned it into a life preserver by wrapping it with red and white Bakers Twine.  I used the sentiment from the set and cut it in navy blue card and backed it in white and attached it behind.  I selected a piece of red and white polka dot decorative paper from my stash to use on the lower portion of the card.  I embossed a piece of white card with the Ocean Wave Pinpoint folder and attached the decorative paper to the bottom of it.  I cut the Trellis Edger in blue and used it as a border between the two pieces.  I cut the sailboat from the Nautical Accessory set in white and in navy blue.  I cut the bottom of the ship off of the blue one and glued it on top of the white one.  I added it to the bottom portion of the card with mounting foam and cut a ships wheel in white to go with it.  The card was completed in white, red and blue mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size. 

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Latenight Sandy H!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.   All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend Sue and all. Lovely card Sue, great for males and our Saba
Congratulations to comment game winners, enjoy your prizes
Happy Birthday June and twin sister, like Royalty, you now have two birthdays. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Pat, hope you had a great time with your granddaughters staying over.
Elaine, so happy to read that Helen and Andrew had a good day out. Let's hope John is soon sorted and his cataract done too.
My granddaughter Rachael did well at her showjumping. She is new to it but has done more than enough for her course and she had a good time. Next comes trampoline and netball. She is a champion at archery but they dropped that from the curriculum this year.
Donita, I'm happy that you are out of the way of the hurricane, my brother and his family too but it is terrible for the people who are caught up in it. We moan about our weather but we don't have that to contend with.
Crewe Trish I'm resting, don't have any energy for anything else, must get my card made for Lesley and Gary's Silver wedding anniversary, her birthday card is done.
Hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends. Miss each and every one of you. said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a really happy card.
Congratulations to the winners have fun .
Take care and have a good weekend Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love this clever card,so full of detail.Congratulations to this weeks winners.Enjoy.
Jan x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Fab card. Love it.

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Brilliant card, loving the use of twine on the porthole, very effective!

Krafty Runner x

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx hazel

TDQ Karen said...

Cute card, love it.
Congratulations to all the winners xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, it's brilliant how you have made the porthole into a life ring. How have I missed this embossing folder though, it's just my sort of thing!
June - happy birthday, have a wonderful day. Pam, well done to Rachael, sounds like an interesting pe course. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

JAO said...

Great card Sue. Congrats all winners.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a fab unisex design and a very clever use of the porthole die!
Congratulations to all the winners.x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today, love the idea of the twin, really makes it look authentic.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, and so pleased that Rachael has done so well, I know you are very proud of her.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, never thought I would reach 70, just spoken to my twin - I will pass on your wishes to her too - they are all coming today so it is going to be a long one.

Have a wonderful bank holiday everyone.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

P Austen said...

Good morning Sue, you really are helping to add to our list of ideas for male cards, lately. (Or any female boating enthusiasts ). Such a lovely fresh looking card. Congratulations to all the winners. Hope everyone's having an enjoyable weekend. Hugs xx P Austen

June Horrocks said...

Good morning sue love this card brill boy card very clever thank you
Love June congrats to lucky winners xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The colours work so well together and another great one for the guys. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Chris Curry said...

A great card for someone starting out at university, travelling, or even starting a new job on the oceans! All sorts of reasons for just such a card. Thank you. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, great card this morning. Very clever use of the porthole die. What brilliant ideas you have.

Barbara V

ahappycrafter50 said...

What a clever idea.

hollyberry said...

Great card that is useful for anyone. Congratulations to the winners.

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue, what a clever card, who would guess it was the porthole die. Love the colour scheme too, very patriotic

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, great card and such a clever idea.
Congratulations to this weeks winners.
Have a great day June with all your family, enjoy every minute, your only 70 once. I will join that club in October.
Marion S x

Paul said...

Love this design

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a great card and so clever. Love how you have used the porthole die and the little sailing boat is so cute. Congratulations to the thee lucky winners today. Sending best wishes

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Anne said...

What a great card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, really lovely.

Congrats to the winners.


Scottydog said...

Love this idea, another one for me to try. Great for the men. Thank you Sue for the idea.
Congratulations to the comment winners.

Val Jones said...

Fabulous card Sue. So bright and cheery.
Well done to the lucky winners.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Owlish said...

Another fantastic card love the colours and the porthole very fetching
Congratulations to the comment winners

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Another Male card thank you. That's Two in a week...... you are spoiling us. Lovely card. I love the nautical ones. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

hettygarlick said...

That's very cute!

Stella Munn said...

Great card Sue. X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card. Love the life preserver - very clever. The colours work so well together.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
June happy birthday to you and your twin - have a lovely day.
Pam pleased Rachael did well yesterday and that she enjoyed it too. Shame that archery was dropped - typical of exam boards!
Love and hugs to all Alison xx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes, Happy Bank Holiday Weekend everyone.
What a great card today, its perfect for me as my brother is into sailing so now I know what to do for his birthday, I have everything I need to do this so a bug thank you Sue

Congratulations to comment game winners enjoy your prize ladies xx

Happy Birthday June and also your twin sister too have a great birthday xx

Pam hope your feeling a bit better today glad to see your resting, so pleased for you that Rachael has done so well, I know you are so proud of her.
Just to let you know I had my results back from the lump on my back they took out at last and it was benign so pleased and relieved at last.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that are poorly and also in need of them xx

Donita, I'm so pleased that you are out of the way of the hurricane, but my thoughts and prayers are with the ones that are caught up in it.

Have a good day all

Jan.moogie said...

Wow another fantastic fun card Sue, keep them coming. Thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card, so bright and happy. Love how you have used the bakers twine.
Annette x

Izzy said...

Ahoy Sue,

The more I look at this card, the more I like it - the red, white and navy colour scheme is perfect, the baker's twine around the life belt is such a neat idea and that little sailboat is so realistic despite it's tiny size....this card would be great for anyone, not just sailors but also for anyone starting out on life's journey or changing tack in mid-stream to head off in a new direction...

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners and not forgetting....

JUNE - sending a double HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your twin, have a wonderful day!


Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great fun card today, perfect for sailing fans and males alike but also good for Bon voyage cards or someone off on a cruise. Brilliant. I love the cheerful spotty paper, what a treat. I also liked yesterday's card, sorry I didn't comment, it's all go here as our daughter returns to university tomorrow.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, keep resting and behaving yourself xxx
June happy birthday to you and your twin - 70 years young! Enjoy your special day. Xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners and to Rosemary for yesterday's win xxx

stitchingranny said...

I love this card Sue, have no idea why buy I adore making nautical cards, and have all the nautical themed dies.

Hugs Helen xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow I love this card. I've just finished making seaside themed cards, love your idea with the twine in the porthole.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card and colours! xxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely card and I love the little boat!
Congrats to DeeDee7770,Latenight Sandy H, and Rolfi!
Happy Birthday June and your twin sister have a great birthday xxx
Love Marg

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a brilliant card, would be great for a bon voyage or even good luck card. Love the use of the twine. Congratulations to the comment game winners. enjoy your prize. Have a good day all. Bx

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue a lovely card. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Su

Love this card .


Heather R Oxfordshire

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a fab card. Suitable for anyone going sailing or having a nautical interest. Love the little boat. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Suemac said...

What a great idea

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love nautical cards and this is fabulous, love it

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all ... stunning card this morning . I love the nautical theme on the card and the colours. The waves embossing folder works so well.
Congratulations to the winners, well wishes and crafty hugs.... Wendy

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. What a great card. Love the way you have used the porthole for a life preserver with the bakers twine. Great colours too.

June, Happy Birthday to you and your twin, have a great day. I joined the 70 plus two years ago. X

Pam, keep on resting and well done Rachael wonderful achievement. X

Love Rosemarie X X

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning nautical themed card. My father-in-law would love a card like this. Congratulations to the winner. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Clare Powell said...

Great men's card, love the red, white and blue together x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card What a clever technique by adding bakers twine to turn the porthole into a life preserver

nattyboots said...

Happy Sunday Sue
A very lovely card ,love the design .
Congrats to your lucky winners.

June and Twin, wishing you a very HAPPY,HAPPY Birthday i hope you both have a lovely day .xx

Pam , so pleased Rachael did well, my Granddaughter Natasha is dedicated to Archery too, all her weekends are taken up with her brother and Dad going all over the country to events . She made the Scottish champion twice but they don't do Scotland anymore. Have a lovely day and keep resting .xxxx

Sharon , fantastic news , i am so pleased for you . xx

Donita , sending thoughts and prayers to all in the line of the Hurricane . stay safe and take care xxx

Crewe Trish sending hugs to you and yours xxx.

Love and hugs to all my besties , poorly and missing friends
Elaine H X

Bejay said...

Hi, Sue,
I love it! I'm into all things seaside and nautical right now so this card really hits the spot. What a clever idea to turn the porthole into a life preserver, very effective.
Bejay xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful nautical theme. The technique with the twine as a life belt is very clever. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Oh Sue, what a fantastic card, love it.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely, very cleverly done card.
Doreen R

SueJ said...

Lovely fun card, congratulations to all the winners.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue.
I love your Nautical themed card this morning.
The colours are sl bright and fresh.
Lesley S x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card would suit all occasions and the sailors among us, especially Saba!
Congratulations to the comment winners, enjoy your gifts ladies.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

doreenj said...

Congrats to all the winners!!

Happy Birthday to June and your twin; my twins
are 40 today!! where have those years gone?

This card will be so useful for my OH's cousin
who's boat mad!

Doreen x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great card for those difficult men. Very patriotic too.


Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
You've Done It Once Again My Wonderful Friend You've Created An Impressive Remarkable Card
A Great Card For The Gentlemen In Our Lives, Or The Ladies Whom Like To Sail,
I Love The Clean Look Of The Fabulous Colour Palette, So Clean But Very Striking.
Today's Card Just Shows Us How You Transform/Convert Your Extremely Famous Cutting Dies
Giving Us A Completely Different Look, Who Would Have Thought That The Porthole Could Turn Into A
Life Preserver It Looks Tremendous With The Red/White Bakers Twine Wrapped Around............
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Navy Blue Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Red/White Bakers Twine"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Dries Clear Specialists Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Designed By Sue Wilson Ocean Waves Pinpoint Embossing Folder"
"Red/White Polka Dot Paper From Stash"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Trellis Edger Cutting Dies" From The Configuration Collection
"Sue Wilson's Porthole Cutting Dies" From The Fillables Collection
"Sue Wilson's Nautical Accessories Cutting Dies" From The Fillables Collection
"Sue Wilson's Wishing You A Smooth Sailing Cutting Die" From The Fillables Collection
Sue, You Started Today's Card By Cutting Out The Porthole Die In Coconut White Card Then You Turned It Into A
Life Preserver By Adding Red/White Bakers Twine, (Great Idea πŸ‘) You Used The Sentiment From The Set Cut Out
Of Navy Blue Card.
You Then Embossed a Piece Of Coconut White Card Using The Ocean Waves Pinpoint Embossing Folder, You Placed
Your Red/White Polka Dot Decorative Paper At The Bottom, Sue, You Then Cut Out The Trellis Edger In Navy Blue
To Use As A Border Between Your Embossing/Decorative Paper, You Then Cut Out The Sail Boat From The
Nautical Accessories Set One In Coconut White One In Navy Blue, You Cut The Bottom Of The Ship Of The Navy One
Then Glued It To the Top Of The White One (The Ships Sails)
Sue, You Added This To The Bottom Part Of Your Card With Mounting Foam, You Then Cut Out A Ships Wheel In
Coconut White Card, This Was Also Attached To The Bottom Part Of Your Tremendous Card.
You Completed Today's Card By Adding To A Piece Of Coconut White Card With Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Attaching
This To Your Background With Mounting Foam Adding A Flat Mat/Layer Of Red/Navy Blue/Coconut White Using
Acrylic Glue.
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today's Ingenious Card/All Your Extremely Hard Work
Take Great Care My Lovely Lady
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs πŸ€—
Love From Sam xxx
A Huge Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘To This Weeks Extremely Lucky Comment Winners Enjoy Your Gift..............

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this red, white and blue card it is so clean and fresh looking. The nautical accessory set is great and I love the way you have created the lifebelt with bakers twine.

June - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your twin, wishing you both a lovely day with all your family.
Sharon - that is such good news, so pleased and happy for you.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners - DeeDee, Latenight Sandy and Rolfi, enjoy playing with your gifts.


Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Oh, I Can Just Picture Everyone Wearing Little Sailor Outfits,

Please add me to all those admiring you for seeing twine and a porthole as a life preserver.
You seem to be having fun with the last two samples, but I bet what you're really having fun doing is making samples for the new launch.
Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Many happies to June and June's twin. What did you get her? What did she get you?
Glad the jumping went well. Trampoline is jumping too.
Sharon Casey, what a relief! Congratulations! Benign is such a beautiful word!
Glad you're having lovely long weekend weather.


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is such a lovely card very summery it is putting me in a holiday mood as I am going on a cruise in 2weeks time.Congratulations to all the comment winners enjoy your gift.June have a lovely 70th birthday with your twin.Pam your granddaughter sounds so sporty. Elaine so glad Andrew is feeling a little better.Rosemary and Donita hugs.
I had a lovely day yesterday my sister was over from Dorset so we visited my brothers grave as it is his birthday on Friday and planted some woodland spring bulbs then spent the rest of the day sitting out nattering

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card so cute ideal for lots of occasions.

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

BenteS said...

Lovely card! Gives a good summer feeling :))
Congrats to the lucky winners!

CraftyJo said...

Very cute.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card can be used for lots of occasions.congrats to the winners.
Cstherine V94 xx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!! Love how you've used the twine, nice idea. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Rosemary Stickland said...

A really fun card, love it!
Congratulations to the winners.
Rosemary xx